After a year and a half spent since attending my first Thursday night writing circle with the InsideOUT Writers program, I’ve been selected by the team to serve as a writing facilitator for one of the organization’s new programs for incarcerated youth, or those young people still “on the inside.” I’ll be dedicating two days out of the week for the program, facilitating writing workshops alongside another instructor at a campsite for juveniles serving their sentences.
It’s a fantastic culmination of all the days and nights I’ve spent getting to know the workshop format and its different possibilities at I.O.W., and I can’t wait to see what another generation of writers and I will develop through our time together; I trust it’s going to be a magical ride just as much as it’s going to be an unforgettable learning experience.
As always, I’m grateful to celebrate the news with the people of J.T., and I’ll be back after taking some time to prepare for the workshops ahead! In the meantime, a big thanks to everyone who’s supported The L.A. Storyteller so far; I assure you, even more great things are to come!